Can CBD help with Long Covid?
For some people, coronavirus (COVID-19) can cause symptoms that last weeks or months even after the infection has gone. When this happens the condition is often referred to as ‘Long COVID’ or ‘Post COVID Syndrome’.
The Office for National Statistics estimated that there are now an estimated 1.1 million people with Long Covid.
There are lots of symptoms that can occur after a COVID-19 infection, common long COVID symptoms include:
- Extreme tiredness (fatigue).
- Shortness of breath & chest pain or tightness.
- Problems with memory and concentration or brain fog.
- Heart palpitations & dizziness.
- Changes to a sense of smell or taste.
- Joint pain.
- Depression and anxiety.
- Tinnitus & earaches.
- Feeling sick, diarrhoea, stomach aches, loss of appetite.
- Flu symptoms such as a high temperature, cough, headaches, sore throat.
Treatment for Post-COVID Syndrome
The good news is, that most cases of Post-COVID Syndrome can be managed under the care of a GP, and many patients recover quickly with rest, symptomatic treatment, and a gradual increase in activity but for some long covid can be extremely debilitating and life-changing.
With the variety of unexplained symptoms often associated with COVID-19 and the cause of these symptoms not understood, scientists suspect it is a possibility that COVID-19 is triggering an autoimmune process where the immune system is misdirected to attack itself.
This information may help long Covid sufferers understand and manage their symptoms, and help them find potential ways to get back to good health. With lots of people already regularly using CBD to help manage their autoimmune condition with great results, CBD many help long covid sufferers in the same way.
How can CBD help?
According to new research conducted at the Medical College of Georgia, CBD reduces the cytokine storm that can damage the lungs of patients with COVID-19.
The CBD works by enabling an increase in levels of apelin, a peptide that reduces inflammation. CBD was shown to reduce excessive lung inflammation, enabling improvements in lung function, higher oxygen levels, and repair of some of the structural damage to the lungs.
The NHS has set up a website called ‘Your COVID Recovery’: www.yourcovidrecovery.nhs.uk. It provides helpful information and support for individuals affected by Covid-19.
There is a lot of scientific research to show CBD can help with many of the associated symptoms of long Covid, however, you must always check with your GP or seek medical help if you are worried about any of your symptoms.
Along with healthy nutritional foods, good hydration, and plenty of rest, CBD might just be the food supplement to help you get back to good health.
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